Sunday, September 6, 2015

List of Active Scottish Malt Whisky Distilleries

It is often discussed how many working distilleries there is in Scotland

124 according to this list:

Distilleries that have bottled something:

1 Aberfeldy
2 Aberlour
3 Abhainn Dearg
4 Ailsa Bay
5 Allt-a-Bhainne
6 Annandale
7 Ardbeg
8 Ardmore
9 Arran
10 Auchentoshan
11 Auchroisk
12 Aultmore
13 Balblair
14 Balmenach
15 Balvenie
16 Benriach
17 Benrinnes
18 Benromach
19 Ben Nevis
20 Bladnoch
21 Blair Athol
22 Bowmore
23 Braeval
24 Bruichladdich
25 Bunnahabhain
26 Caol Ila
27 Cardhu
28 Clynelish
29 Cragganmore
30 Craigellachie
31 Dailuaine
32 Dalmore
33 Dalwhinnie
34 Deanston
35 Dufftown
36 Eden Mill
37 Edradour
38 Fettercairn
39 Glasgow Distillery Co.
40 Glenallachie
41 Glenburgie
42 Glencadam
43 Glendronach
44 Glendullan
45 Glenfarclas
46 Glenfiddich
47 Glengarioch
48 Glenglassaugh
49 Glengoyne
50 Glengyle
51 Glenkinchie
52 Glenlivet
53 Glenlossie
54 Glenmorangie
55 Glenrothes
56 Glentauchers
57 Glenturret
58 Glen Elgin
59 Glen Grant
60 Glen Keith
61 Glen Moray
62 Glen Ord
63 Glen Scotia
64 Glen Spey
65 Highland Park
66 Inchgower
67 Isle of Jura
68 Kilchoman
69 Kininvie
70 Knockando
71 Knockdhu
72 Lagavulin
73 Laphroaig
74 Linkwood
75 Loch Lomond
76 Longmorn
77 Macallan
78 Macduff
79 Mannochmore
80 Miltonduff
81 Mortlach
82 Oban
83 Old Pulteney
84 Royal Brackla
85 Royal Lochnagar
86 Scapa
87 Speyburn
88 Speyside
89 Springbank
90 Strathearn
91 Strathisla
92 Strathmill
93 Talisker
94 Tamdhu
95 Tamnavulin
96 Teaninich
97 Tobermory
98 Tomatin
99 Tomintoul
100 Tormore
101 Tullibardine
102 Wolfburn

Distillleries that haven't bottled a 3 year old yet

103 Aberargie Distillery
104 Arbikie
105 Ardnamurchan
106 Ballindalloch
107 Borders
108 Clydeside Distillery
109 Daftmill
110 Dalmunach
111 Dornoch
112 Glenwyvis
113 Inchdairnie
114 Isle of Harris
115 Isle of Raasay Distillery
116 Kingsbarns
117 Lindores Abbey Distillery
118 Ncn'ean Distillery
119 Roseisle
120 Torabhaig


121 Cameron Bridge
122 Girvan
123 Invergordon
124 North British
125 Starlaw
126 Strathclyde

The Joker

??? Loch Ewe


  1. Great list, if thats OK for you Id like to post that in my site also (with a link to this original post of course)

  2. It's difficult to keep up with all the new distilleries and when they have started distilling - something I've been trying to do as well. There is one more new distillery that you've not yet listed - Ncn'ean Drimnin in Morvern.
    As for the joker, It still has a web presence, indeed a new one dated 2017. However the website uses pictures from other distilleries, as does the Facebook page.. There is no contact phone number on either the distillery's site or that of the linked Drumchork Lodge Hotel. A google search brings up the same number 01445 731242 as that listed by, but it comes back as an Invalid Number when you try to ring it. There is a London phone number on the Facebook page (, but that cuts off immediately.
    There were a number of posts on the Facebook page during August using, as mentioned above, photos from other distilleries, and appearing to suggest that things were still functioning, though the use of the 'e' in the spelling of whiskey is also odd.
    The entry is not dated but states "In 2015 Drumchork Lodge Hotel and Loch Ewe distillery was put up for sale to allow the Clotworthys to retire. It is currently under offer."
    The most recent TripAdvisor reviews also point to its demise:
    "Dropped by on a mid week afternoon, but both the micro-distillery and the hotel next door were shut-up. Checking with the owners of the Aultbea hotel down in the village, the owners had given up and moved away. Shame - looked as if it would have been quite promising" (6 June 2017)
    "Located a little off the Aultbea Road, this 'unique' distillery offers the whisky enthusiast a real alternative to the corporate distillery tour. It you want to be insulted - you will get it, if you want to be told to 'hurry up I am about to start a tour' (only consisting of two misguided souls!) - you will get it, if you want to be ripped off - don't worry, you will get it. Best keep the £10 tour fee and enjoy a proper dram elsewhere. Dire." (11 April 2017)
    Reviews from 2016 were much better, though the reviews of the Drumchork Hotel have been consistently bad.

  3. Thank You. I remember reading about Drimnin a while ago but missed they started allready. The reason I probably never add Lochewe to the list is that I doubt they have the intention to age their spirit


  4. I do recall a Loch Ewe stall at some Whisky Festivals, probably about 10 years ago, and I assume they had some samples, though I can't be sure. What I do recall is that the product they were selling was a stay at the hotel, where you could distil your own spirit and take it away in a small cask - suggests that a small amount of spirit was matured for 3 years and that there was even an 8yo, but the capacity was so small, that little if any is around today.
    I will make some further enquiries, and post anything I do find out here as well as my own site.
    As to Ncn'ean, I only found out about them have started distilling about three weeks ago - their site says they started distilling in March, bit they don't seem to have had much publicity.